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'''George Gordon Byron''' (later '''Noel'''), '''6th Baron Byron''', Royal Society|FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as '''Lord Byron''', was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romanticism|Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems ''Don Juan (Byron)|Don Juan'' and ''Childe Harold's Pilgrimage'', and the short lyric "She Walks in Beauty". Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets,http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/vote_results.shtml and remains widely read and influential. He travelled widely across Europe, especially in Italy where he lived for seven years. Later in life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which many Greeks revere him as a Folk hero|national hero. He died one year later at age 36 from a fever contracted while in...
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Office6th Baron Byron
Term start19 May 1798
Term end19 April 1824
PrecessorWilliam Byron
SuccessorGeorge Byron, 7th Baron Byron|George Byron
Birth nameGeorge Gordon Byron
Birth date{{Birth date|1788|1|22|df=y}}
Birth placeLondon, England
Death date{{death date and age|1824|4|19|1788|1|22|df=y}}
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